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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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Cemetery, war memorial - speeches 1982

country of origin: n/a

Politicians/leaders

country of origin: Germany

Children dancing

country of origin: Angola

Demo 4th of July, St. Petersburg. Soldiers open fire, people flee.

country of origin: Czech Republic

Factory workers, telephone operators

country of origin: United States

22/6/1941: Announcement that Germany was at war with the USSR

country of origin: former USSR

Woman crying

country of origin: Angola

King Edward VII

country of origin: Czech Republic

Baby greets dad

country of origin: United States

Newspaper report regarding beating up of Ben Zemach

country of origin: United States

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